Upcoming Meetings

At a glance:


Meeting and Reception Code of Conduct

June 5
2024
  • GLFC Annual Meeting (open)
  • Dates:
    • June 5-6, 2024
  • Location:
    • Ottawa, ON
  • Description:
    • At this meeting, the public can learn about and discuss developments in the Great Lakes fishery. Commissioners and the U.S. and Canadian Committees of Advisors will hold meetings here as well.
  • Agenda
Oct 15
2024
  • Sea Lamprey Control Board Meeting (closed)
  • Dates:
    • Oct 15-17, 2024
  • Description:
    • The Sea Lamprey Control Board meets semiannually to develop sea lamprey control program policy, strategy and delivery.
Oct 22
2024
  • Council of Lake Committees (closed)
  • Dates:
    • Oct 22-23, 2024
  • Description:
    • The Council of Lake Committees, composed of representatives from state, tribal, and provincial fishery management agencies, meets semiannually to consider issues and problems of interest to two or more lakes.
Dec 3
2024
  • GLFC Interim Meeting (closed)
  • Dates:
    • Dec 3-4, 2024
  • Description:
    • Commissioners will determine the Commission's programs and budget for the following year, as well as review highlights from the present year.
Mar 18
2025
  • Lower Lake Committee Meetings (open)
  • Dates:
    • March 18-20, 2025
  • Location:
    • Niagara Falls, ON
  • Description:
    • The lake committees are composed of representatives from the state, tribal and provincial agencies that are responsible for day-to-day fishery management on the lakes. They hold annual public meetings each March to review progress toward fishery objectives on each of the Great Lakes, as well as a common session to discuss topics of interest to the entire basin.
Mar 24
2025
  • Upper Lake Committee Meetings (open)
  • Dates:
    • March 24-27, 2025
  • Location:
    • Sault Ste. Marie, ON
  • Description:
    • The lake committees are composed of representatives from the state, tribal and provincial agencies that are responsible for day-to-day fishery management on the lakes. They hold annual public meetings each March to review progress toward fishery objectives on each of the Great Lakes, as well as a common session to discuss topics of interest to the entire basin.
May 28
2025
  • GLFC Annual Meeting (open)
  • Dates:
    • May 28-29, 2025
  • Location:
    • Traverse City, ON
  • Description:
    • At this meeting, the public can learn about and discuss developments in the Great Lakes fishery. Commissioners and the U.S. and Canadian Committees of Advisors will hold meetings here as well.
  • Agenda
Mar 23
2026
  • Lake Committee Meetings (open)
  • Dates:
    • March 23-27, 2026
  • Location:
    • TBD
  • Description:
    • The lake committees are composed of representatives from the state, tribal and provincial agencies that are responsible for day-to-day fishery management on the lakes. They hold annual public meetings each March to review progress toward fishery objectives on each of the Great Lakes, as well as a common session to discuss topics of interest to the entire basin.


Great Lakes Fishery Commission – Meeting and Reception Code of Conduct (Code)

Great Lakes Fishery Commission (Commission) is committed to providing a safe, hospitable, and productive environment for everyone attending Commission-sponsored events, regardless of ethnicity, religion, disability, physical appearance, gender identity, or sexual orientation. A community where people feel uncomfortable or threatened is neither healthy nor productive. Accordingly, the Commission prohibits intimidating, threatening, or harassing conduct during its events. This code applies to speakers, volunteers, attendees and staff.

For the purposes of this code, harassment includes: offensive gestures or verbal comments related to ethnicity, religion, disability, physical appearance, gender identity, or sexual orientation; deliberate intimidation; stalking; harassing photography or recording; sustained disruption of presentations or other events; inappropriate physical contact; and unwelcome attention. Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately.

If a meeting participant engages in harassing behavior, Commission leadership reserves the right to investigate and take any action it deems appropriate, ranging from a simple warning to the offender to expulsion from the current and future events. Persons being harassed or observing possible harassment are asked to contact a member of the Commission staff to resolve the situation.

Commissioners and Secretariat staff value participants’ attendance at Commission meetings and receptions. We strive to make everyone’s experience as productive and professionally stimulating as possible.

Please direct any concerns or comments regarding this code to Marc Gaden, Commission Executive Secretary.